Threshing Festival and Power Show is the last full weekend in July as a two day event. Admission to the festival is free. A pancake breakfast and Thresher’s Noon Dinner are served both days as fundraising events. Join the volunteers in the field as they thresh the bundles of oats the old-fashioned way and bale the straw. Enjoy the schedule of events which may include a historical presentation, lesson or spelling bee in the one-room school, a concert or hymn sing in the old country church, crafts, Bingo, and more. Visit the farm animals in the petting barn or try the kid's games/activities outside. Lastly, take a walk through farming history with the Power and Tractor Show and the various buildings full of historical rural iowa artifacts.
The Hardin County Farm Museum is a picturesque 20 acre farm site. The focus of the museum is on the equipment, agricultural practices, life styles, and history of farm families from the 1890s through 1950, who worked the land when farms were diversified and before the use of self propelled modern equipment. Spend time reliving the good old days inside the one room Goose Creek Schoolhouse, the Ellis Country Church, the machine sheds, and the dairy barn loft full of displays preserving the memories of a time passed for future generations.
Motels for our Summer Show – July 29 & 30 at Eldora, Iowa.
Super 8 by Wyndam Iowa Falls 641-648-4618 12 miles
Americinn Iowa Falls 641-648-4600 12 miles
AmericInn Grundy Center 641-648-4600 16 miles
Village Motel Eldora 641-939-3441